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Old Port/Lachine Canal Running Route Map




About Old Port/Lachine Canal Running Route


Old Port

Old Port

Atwater Market

Atwater Market

Lachine Canal

Lachine Canal

Marche Bonsecours

Marche Bonsecours


Sporting an old-world atmosphere seldom experienced in North America, this route starts alongside the St. Lawrence River in Montreal’s historic Old Port. A crushed rock running trail runs parallel to Rue de la Commune West, which features a number of hotels and auberges. Heading west out of the Old Port, the trail runs along the banks of the Lachine Canal. This national historic site is a lovely linear park with a running and cycling path that follows the historic canal and its series of locks. Along the run, you’ll pass and maybe even stop by the Atwater Market which features high quality, seasonal and fresh products from your producers and processors every day.

The running route is the longest car-free option in Montreal and is a great place get in that Sunday long run.

See our list of recommended hotels to stay only steps away from this great running route.



Top-Ranked Hotels for Runners Near Old Port/Lachine Canal


Hôtel Alt Montréal Treadmills

#1 Hôtel Alt Montréal

Located only 120 meters from the Old Port/Lachine Canal running trail, Hôtel Alt Montréal offers a great location at a very affordable price. In the midst of winter or muggy summer day, the Hôtel Alt offers two top-quality treadmills for those who prefer to stay inside.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gym

#2 SpringHill Suites by Marriott

With a great location in the Old Port, dining, entertainment and the running path along the Lachine Canal are only steps away from the property. The SpringHill Suite's fitness center is a bit more cramped than the top 2 but does feature a pair of treadmills.

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Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal

#3 Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal

While the Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal, lacks treadmills. It's close proximity (120 meters) to the Old Port/Lachine Canal running route and fitness centre are more than adequate for the needs of most folks looking for a workout during their stay.

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Hotel ActivRank Distance to Route Property Type Treadmill Reservation Link
Hôtel Alt Montréal 1 120 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
SpringHill Suites by Marriott 2 220 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal 3 110 meters Hotel No Check Price & Availability
Le Petit Hotel Montreal 4 130 meters Hotel No Check Price & Availability
Hotel Nelligan 5 100 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Hotel Place D'Armes 6 500 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Lofts du Vieux-Port 7 10 meters Loft No Check Price & Availability
Auberge Bonsecours 8 130 meters Bed and Breakfast No Check Price & Availability

Activstay, 2018